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Errantry: Novak's Journal
...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Personal: Picture-Time with Family 
19th-Jul-2009 12:33 am
Everybody's Here!
We had the whole family together today, with Joe and Daniele bringing baby Nate up from Kentucky for a weekend visit. They're the farthest out, the rarest company for that, and thus the prize guests of the weekend. So there were piggy-back rides, brauts and the year's first crop of sweetcorn on the grill for lunch, long strings of conversation with the partners changing and swinging back again like a dance while covering new happenings and old stories, a huge photo session to take advantage of the presence of the whole lot of us, a sit-down feast in the dining room with hanger steaks and Black Forest Pepper sirloin, looking through Google maps for the locations of long-ago houses in Charlottesville and the Poconos, and Chinese Checkers before bedtime. The best of times.
19th-Jul-2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Sophie's range of expressions remind me verymuch of her uncle, especially around the eyes...
20th-Jul-2009 03:39 am (UTC)
I would have said her mother, myself: I see Leslie most strongly in her face among all the girls, though they all have their moments and their ways of reflecting her. But it is especially fun just to have as much social energy with Sophie right now as I do, because when she's not grumpy or tired or whatnot, she really can dote on me. It's great fun. You'd have to hear her, though: she's so polite that it's hysterically cute. She's just always enjoyed the social rituals of "please" "thank you" and "you're welcome," and is so pleased to use them. I'll have to find a good example for a YouTube demonstration....
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